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Charge! Electric Cars Fueled by Higher Gas Prices | The Fiscal Times

Turmoil in the Middle East, uncertainty about oil prices, and gasoline still flirting with the nerve-rattling level of $4 per gallon in some parts of the country are making consumers nervous. Even after prices slipped in response to concerns about…

Housing Crisis Stalls Energy Efficient Home Loans — The Collapse of PACE Loans | The Fiscal Times

When Charlie Yarbrough, a Santa Rosa, Calif., software engineer, decided to put solar panels on the roof of his newly purchased home, he took advantage of a novel funding program known as PACE, short for property assessed clean energy. Working…

Investing in Clean Energy: A Sputnik moment for America? | The Fiscal Times

In balmy Cancun, at a U.N. conference on climate change, China and the U.S. remain the elephants-in-the-room of all discussions. Both are more focused on the commercial potential of climate-related technology than on any environmental goals that could impair economic growth.…

Climate Change: Hotter, Wetter, Windier and Costlier — Insurers Tally the Potential Toll | The Fiscal Times

It’s not your imagination. The weather in lots of places is getting hotter, windier, and weirder. In September, New York City was hit by its third tornado in the past five years, unprecedented in more than a century of weather…

Offshore wind for Cleveland? Wind Energy Can Create Jobs, Reduce Carbon Footprint | The Fiscal Times

Cape Wind, the planned $2.7 billion wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, Mass., in Nantucket Sound, got the green light in April from the Interior Dept., the most important approval so far in the project’s nine-year odyssey. Even so,…